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Collins, Peter

Dr. Peter Collins

Postdoctoral Fellow


Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Ludwigstr. 31
Room 125
D-80539 München

Further Information

Peter completed his PhD in Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, under the supervision of Ulrike Hahn in September 2017. Before this, he studied Linguistics at Cambridge (BA) and Psychology at Oxford (MSc). For a number of years, he also worked as a tutor to young adults with autism and severe learning difficulties.

Research Interests

Peter’s research focuses on both psycholinguistics and the rationality debate in cognitive science. Current interests include belief updating on conditionals; the semantics, pragmatics, and psycholinguistics of conditionals; framing effects in judgment and decision making; and the function of evidential language in argumentation and testimony.


Peter’s PhD was funded by the ESRC. He has previously received funding from St John’s College, Oxford, and the AHRC; and scholarships from Jesus College, Cambridge.

Recent Publications

  • Collins, P.J., Hahn, U., von Gerber, Y., Olsson, E.J. (in press). The bi-directional relationship between source characteristics and message content. Forthcoming in Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Collins, P.J., & Hahn, U. (in press). Fallacies of argumentation. In L.J. Ball & V.A. Thompson (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning (pp. 89-108). London, England: Routledge.
  • Krzyżanowska, K., Collins, P.J., & Hahn, U. (2017). Between a conditional’s antecedent and its consequent: discourse coherence vs. probabilistic relevance, Cognition, 164, 199-205
  • Collins, P.J., & Hahn, U. (2016). Arguments and their sources. In F. Paglieri, L. Bonellli, & S. Felletti (Eds.), The Psychology of Argument: Cognitive Approaches to Argumentation and Persuasion (Vol. 59, pp. 129–149). London, England: College Publications.